Democratic Governance Process: A Conceptual Model

by Bishop Dr D Zac Niringiye

The critical assumption of concept of the public square is citizenship; that people of a particular

geo-entity have rights and responsibilities. Democratic processes are hinged on citizenship.

This is to be distinguished from feudal systems where the people are subjects.

One of the rights of the citizens is that they chose who and how they are governed. Once a

people have elected their representatives and therefore a government, then the business of

Government is to govern according to Constitutional dictates, which secure the peace and

prosperity of the people. The figure below is a model on the political governance process.